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Jem Finer: Longplayer

Longplayer is a 1000-year-long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on 31 December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it can be heard online; through an app; and at listening posts around the world.

Joy Anderson

In my latest work on perspex I am interested in 'excavating' or carving out solid painterly shapes. I am enjoying the process of hollowing out these slab-like forms, building within them or chipping away at their painted edges.

Alright Mate?

Writer Cally Hayes and artist Hugh McCann have collaborated to create an art installation that gets you talking about male mental health in an easy and accessible way. Using both audio and visual mediums, join us in the conversation.

Investing in Arts & Culture

A public conversation between international arts organisations, academics and regional culture-makers to address the benefits and constraints of private and public funding for arts and culture.

Beth Emily Richards: Poor Copy

Artist Beth Emily Richards presents a new performance work that investigates the blurry line between history and myth, responding to recent historical narratives of Michael Jackson’s visits to Devon: regional history that has transcended into urban legend.

Alfie’s Night Out

A new book created especially for RAMM, by children’s book illustrator Victoria Byron, takes children on a wonderful museum tour. Alfie is a sparrow living in a RAMM gallery, what happens when the museum comes alive and Alfie starts exploring?

30 years of CEDA Arts

2018 sees CEDA celebrating its 30th anniversary. This exhibition looks back at 30 years’ worth of artist development, work and projects delivered with and by disabled artists.

Mai's stairwell studio

Mai’s work is surreal, inventive and playful. Expanding through three floors, Mai will showcase her early paintings and monochrome work as well as her most current work: an exploration of colour in an explosive manner.

Galleries R Us

Over the course of AWE, Preston Street Union will roam the streets of Exeter, constructing their temporary artspace at various points of interest and activity, then taking it down and moving on.

Artistic Debris

Using photography and digital techniques, artist Mark Ware has created four portraits od CEDA members.

Advice Pavilion

A small pod-like pavilion, covered in life advice gathered from residents and community hubs in and around St. James. It’s a monument to the wisdom of our neighbours, a celebration of what we all have to offer each other.

The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival

The Bomb Factory Artist Film Festival series was established by multi-media artist Beth Fox to offer artists the opportunity to have their films screened in a cinema setting and watched in their entirety. The programme is selected via a democratic open call accessible to national and international artists at any stage of their career.

Loves to be Loved: Paintings by Janet Sainsbury

New paintings celebrating pop music, including LP-sized portraits of musicians and smaller paintings of pop fans. The work will be for sale with 50% of proceeds going to Oxfam.

Exeter’s Vanished Rock Venues and other stories

Photos, zines, booklets, podcasts and other storytelling about or from Exeter, including writers and artists from the Listening to the City podcast group, Exeter Phoenix Artists’ Writing Group, Analogue Collective zine group, and others.

Laura Henning

Bright and colourful, large scale acrylic portraits.

A to Z Storybook Sculpture

A giant cardboard book sculpture created by artist James Lake. Walk into the book and discover the storybook characters.

Give us a Hand

ImPerfect Perfect’s exhibition ‘Give us a Hand‘ has been created by bringing the artist, the performer and the public together. A collection created by the coming together and a joining of hands. A celebration of women, recognition, unity and a reminder of how far we still have to go.

Bags of Fun!

Magic Carpet participants have decided to help their art escape the studio! All of the Exeter and Honiton groups have been making multi-media forays into the world of fashion and you can pick up your own individual, affordable piece of the action.

Q R Manning

Working in art and illustration, inspired by wildlife, folklore and fantasy in watercolours, inks and mixed media. Browse work from sketchbook to canvas.

John Abraham

John returned to painting in 2012 and since then his work has been featured in many exhibitions in the West Country including several solo exhibitions. Painting mainly Land and Seascapes he works from his Somerset Studio.

Exeter Illustrators: Be Inspired

Illustration exhibition showcasing a broad range of creative talent on Exeter’s doorstep. Beautifully sited by Exeter’s canal and featuring the diverse artistic styles of locally based professional illustrators. You name it, they’ve scribbled it! Artworks and publications for sale.

Terrarium

The terrarium in this exhibition celebrates the notion of beautiful botanical worlds captured under glass. Ideas of Handmade Crafts in Cabinets-of-Curiosities accumulate in a display of flowers, plants and foliage. The arrangement is cut and constructed from hand-painted copy/re-cycled paper

ŞÖHRET BAŞARAN HOWELLS: WALKING THROUGH ABSTRACTION

Şöhret is playfully exploring different avenues of abstraction using mainly acrylics on canvas. She likes to express feelings and moods through colours, shapes, inspired by human figure and symbols in the universe. Original paintings, prints and cards available for sale.

Christophe Szpajdel: Lord of the Logos

From stoner, rock, metal band logos to something that reaches wider horizons: pop culture, fashion design: quotes turned into calligraphy and other stylized drawings. This exhibition explains his journey.

ATOI: Binlang

Amy and Oliver Thomas-Irvine are a collaborative duo that live and work in Cornwall. They work in sculpture, found-object, collage, photography, performance as well as by-products from performance-based installations.

CEDA Ceramics

Enjoy some handmade chocolates and a cuppa in this special cafe in Gandy Street. At the same time stop and admire the special collection of ceramics created by artists at CEDA with professional ceramicist Emily Parr.

Elizabeth Jardine

Sublime, semi-abstract woodland paintings drawn from periods of immersion in the landscape. Meet the artist, see new paintings and work-in progress. For more information please visit Elizabeth's website: http://www.elizabethjardine.com

LP-Edits

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “Most of my art is in a graffiti spray paint, most are made with the use of hand designed and cut stencil format with abstract backgrounds...”

Creative Hub Social

Want to indulge in a spot of creative networking? Get yourself down to the bar at Exeter Phoenix for a complimentary drink and catch up with the Art Week Exeter crowd.

Land Matters: After Process

Land Matters explores indeterminacy and how the landscape of copper and iron industrial mining locations in Devon is encountered and represented. Laurie Reynolds is an artist who works with camera and landscape with a focus on the process of collaboration with the materials that comprise the landscape.

Anthi Kay Ceramics

My ceramics, whether thrown or hand built, take on a very simplistic shape and form which then carries through to the glazing with a contemporary but classic feel. My hope is they are seen as both aesthetic and practical in their use.

Collective

A group exhibition of new work from students on Plymouth University's MA Contemporary Art Practice course, showcasing a variety of mediums and artistic practice.

The Art Vending Machine

Featuring the artwork of twelve selected artists from across the UK and the globe, the Art Vending Machine vends affordable artwork for the people of Exeter. In small packets you will discover an amazing array of micro sculptures, tiny books, intricate sketches, live poetry recordings, experimental filmography and much more. With the clunk of a coin own, buy art.

Caroline Hart wallpaperboats

Abstract boat paintings using ink and pastel on vintage maps, framed in rustic reclaimed frames resembling the hulls of boats outside the studio on Topsham Quay, together with drypoint and monoprints of abstract boats and buoys.

Exeter School of Art End of Year Show

From painting and sculpture to photographic prints and exciting design solutions, the work exhibited at the Yard Gallery in the Centre for the Creative Industries is a broad range of art and design created by the Foundation Degree students of Exeter School of Art.

Peter Randall-Page: Geometry of Desire IV

Internationally exhibited and acclaimed sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA Elect brings Geometry of Desire IV to St Martin’s Church. Carved sinuously from Rossi Luanda marble and mounted on an oak stand, the sculpture evokes universal organic forms, at the same time pleasing and atavistic.

Greater Than I

A panel of scientists, academics and artists (including Longplayer artist Jem Finer) meet to consider creative responses to space, time, society and environment: matters with scale greater than a human lifetime. Hosted by artist and curator Alex Murdin.

The Architect-Walker

An exhibition of collaged photographs by artist Stuart Crewes. These are illustrations taken from The Architect-Walker by Wrights & Sites – the south west’s foremost practitioners of the dérive – published by Triarchy Press. Exhibition includes a limited-edition RISO print.

Richard Nolan

A collection of mixed media pieces ranging from the whimsical to the political. Vibrant, eye-catching work taking inspiration from artists from Lichtenstein to Basquiat to street art.

Art Machina

Showcasing a range of finished digital art created by children and young people during Daisi's (Devon Art in Schools Initiative) Machina project, as well as information about the digital skills, techniques and processes that have been developed by working with local digital artists.

Uncommon Ground

Local Artists, Laurel Keeley and James Tatum are showing recent ceramics and paintings inspired by the landscapes of the South West. This exhibition is a celebration in different media of the varied and beautiful land and coasts that surround us.

Exeter’s Fine Art Collection: Childhood

Before the enlightenment, children in art appeared as miniature adults. Later Victorian works emphasised childhood innocence and romanticism. The changing face of childhood and child iconography, from the 17th to the 20th century, can be explored throughout this exhibition.

The Blood of a Poet

Widsith & Deor and guests present a performance inspired by the work of Jean Cocteau.

We Built This City

We Built This City is constructed from cells, personal units; many have been made through workshops with young and vulnerable people, each one a considered study of what we call 'home'. The project is purposely engaging with people from very different walks of life, to bring a valuable sharing of perspectives.

Another Spring

Curated by art historian, critic and curator Dr Jean Wainwright, Another Spring brings together work by a group of internationally recognised artists. It reflects on current trends and broader developments of nationalist impulses in Western society.

Shortplayer + Jem Finer in conversation

By adjusting the variables that control Longplayer, new compositions can be created that might last only a very short time. Composer-curator Emma Welton, with musicians from the University of Exeter, realises one of these compositions in a live setting. Followed by Longplayer artist Jem Finer in conversation with sound artist and broadcaster Alice Armstrong.

Benjamin J Borley

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “These portraits form part of a series titled 8 1/2 Women, which was originally conceived as an exhibition for a cinema...”

Art around the city

AWE gave a shout-out to artists, students and creative people across the city, in a bid to fill our visual landscape with art. At a time when advertising shouts at us and everything seems to be vying for our attention, we feel it's good to provide a space that isn't trying to sell you something, but transport you to a different place.

Veronica Gosling

Imaginative and humorous work in many media. Zany lamps, freely painted household pottery, 'During the Night' prints and paintings. Hanging bicycles, umbrellas, and other sculptures in a wild, magical garden.

Constructed Narratives

Constructed Narratives bring together works by students studying UAL Foundation Diploma Lens Media at Exeter School of Art. The work focuses on staged/constructed imagery that suggest a narrative which the viewer will ultimately decipher.

Laurel Keeley and James Tatum: Uncommon Ground

Local artists Laurel Keeley and James Tatum are showing recent ceramics and paintings inspired by the landscape of the south west. This new collaboration brings together a fresh and energetic approach in colour and form, to both paintings and ceramics.

Pop Art in Print

From Andy Warhol to Damien Hirst, this exhibition offers a comprehensive and exciting view of artists working in this style from the 1960s to the early-2000s. Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Steven Bramble

Sharing the wonderful Studio 36 to show recent work in oil, acrylic, watercolour, ink and pencil. Also a company of puppets.

Artist’s talk: Steffi Klenz

Join ‘Another Spring’ artist Steffi Klenz as she talks about her artistic practice, which moves seamlessly between expanded notions of photography, sculpture and video installation.

Winnie Chan + Stella Tripp

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I see making art as a way to communicate with others, through messages and expression.”

Hazel Johnson Paintings

Hazel Johnson achieved her Painting degree from Camberwell College of Arts. Her current project are portraits of 'lost' movie stars based on a catalog found rummaging in charity shops.

Marie-Noëlle Sculptures

Work in local and Mediterranean marble, life size portraits in bronze. In 2017 Marie-Noëlle started working in Carrara, Italy on a new series, some of which will be on display in the studio.

Ellen Tinkham College Animation

Discovering, exploring and creating pixilated animation, students with complex and profound learning difficulties from Ellen Tinkham College worked with artist in residence Rhodri Cooper to produce this mind-bending short film.

Exeter School of Art Exhibition

A series of images showcasing the work of the Foundation Degree Fine Art, Graphic Communication & Photography students of Exeter School of Art.

AWEsome Art Fair

Art Week Exeter celebrates a broad ecology of arts across the city. Here’s your chance to get a look at it all in one place! You’ll hopefully have already enjoyed the past six months’ worth of exhibitions at this venue, now for the crowning show...

Beth Luxton

Beth combines photographic screen printing and painting to create vibrant monochromatic work. She unites fragments and layers within the frame of a single image, mixing the temporalities and spatial forms of the painted, the printed and the digitally rendered.

ice report

Naomi has been Leverhulme Trust/University of Sheffield artist in residence 2017-18. She has been working with the ice scientists in the geography department and on field research in Svalbard in the High Arctic. Having been shown in Sheffield and at the Royal Geographical Society in London, this work will be touring the UK and Europe.

Gordon Hill

A one-time famous international football referee, who now enjoys working on paper exploring a wide variety of colour and techniques.

LP-EDITS

Searching for originality, LP-Edits is an artist not afraid to experiment with new ideas. Screen printing and hand cut stencils painted over expressive use of graffiti colours… and the signature LP(!?) is found on all pieces.

Stella Tripp

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “Since childhood I have used art to try to understand the world; to explore the nature of reality, both gentle and brutal: the fragility of the world and our engagement with it.”

Nicola Hendry

Part of the Lonely Arts Column project. “I’m a local artist and am absolutely in love with nature, especially the local wildlife...”